A new mechanism for generating broadband pulsar-like polarization

  title={A new mechanism for generating broadband pulsar-like polarization},
  author={Houshang Ardavan and Arzhang Ardavan and Joseph H. Fasel and John Middleditch and Mario P{\'e}rez and Andrea Barbara Schmidt and John Singleton},
  • Houshang Ardavan, Arzhang Ardavan, +4 authors John Singleton
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Observational data imply the presence of superluminal electric currents in pulsar magnetospheres. Such sources are not inconsistent with special relativity; they have already been created in the laboratory. Here we describe the distinctive features of the radiation beam that is generated by a rotating superluminal source and show that (i) it consists of subbeams that are narrower the farther the observer is from the source: subbeams whose intensities decay as 1/R instead of 1/R^2 with distance… CONTINUE READING